First, we'll have the option to enjoy free jazz at the terrific Katz Plaza (7th and Penn, very close to the Benedum) where people can mingle and have a drink/food while enjoying the lively sounds of the Poogie Bell Band. While the band performs from 5-7 PM, it may be easier to meet around 6 PM (depending on everyone's work schedule) near the tables/trees between the stage and the outdoor bar area.
Then, for those attending jazz, we can walk 1.5 blocks to the nearby Harris Theater (809 Liberty Avenue) prior to the 7:30 PM screening of the Chilean film "Crystal Fairy & The Magic Cactus" which received the Directing Award (World Cinema Dramatic) at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. This film has gotten great reviews (see below). Tickets are $8 adults, $7 students/seniors, $4 for CMU/Pitt/Art Institute.
For a complete schedule of the JazzLive free concert series at Katz Plaza, please visit http://www.trustarts.org/education/community/jazzlive/
To learn more about the Katz Plaza history and public art, please visit http://www.downtownpittsburgh.com/go/katz-plaza http://www.trustarts.org/visualarts/public_art/katz/
Harris Theater & Pittsburgh Filmmakers http://theaters.pittsburgharts.org/
For more information and links to movie reviews "Crystal Fairy & The Magic Cactus", please visit
When you RSVP, please indicate whether you'll be joining us for the free jazz, the movie, or both.
Also, for those planning to attend the Diana Ross concert at Heinz Hall (8 PM) or other events downtown, please feel to join us earlier for the free Katz Plaza jazz.
For information and tickets about the Diana Ross concert, please visit http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org/production/38540/diana-ross